I tried to warn the world two years ago that every company involved in the production of video games is a gang of treacherous liars. Not only was my shocking exposé snubbed by the Pulitzer committee, it also somehow didn’t grind the world’s largest entertainment industry to a halt. So let’s try again: here’s my latest Cracked article, 5 Shameless Lies Video Game Companies Got Away With (Almost).
If you’ve ever found yourself playing video games for thirty-five hours non-stop, remember to thank the 80s CEO whose temper tantrum is directly responsible for your favorite hobby/debilitating addiction. Check out my latest Cracked article, The Crazy Coincidence That Saved Video Games Forever.
If you ever felt like Mario had a more violent side he wasn’t showing us, it turns out you were right all along. Check out my latest WhatCulture article, 10 Features You Didn’t Know Were Cut From Classic Video Games, to see how Nintendo very nearly gave us Super Rambo Bros.
Video game consoles go through a lot of changes before they hit stores. Some are pretty well-publicized, like that time Microsoft almost prevented you from sharing Xbox One games as an experiment to see how many people they could sell a PlayStation 4. Others are a little lesser known, and for those, you should check out my first article on WhatCulture, 7 Beloved Video Game Consoles That Were Almost Completely Different.
I wrote a thing! Professionally! Check out my first Cracked.com article, 6 Video Games That Came Bundled with Filthy, Filthy Lies, to learn why your favorite hobby is built on a foundation of deceit. Here’s a quick excerpt:
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“Crappy box art” seems to be a popular topic on gaming web sites, and the American NES version of the first Mega Man game tops every list. What a lot of people don’t realize is that the rest of the Mega Man series could easily round out the rest of such lists.